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Raspberry Pi drops microcontroller, and it’s only $4!

NEWS – The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been building mini computers for years now.  I have one on my local network that hosts PiHole.  Recently they’ve decided to dip their toes into some new water:  microcontrollers.  They just released the Raspberry Pi Pico, a small microcontroller board that only costs $4!  If you’re ever wanted …

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Cardkits are models of paper that challenge your model making fingers and mind

NEWS – I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was a kid, my parents didn’t have a lot of money which meant that we didn’t have a lot of toys. At least not the toys I really wanted, like LEGO. So my sister and I made our own models and miniatures …

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PodLatch is an add-on that keeps your AirPods from falling out of your ears

NEWS – Santa (and by Santa, I mean me) brought me a pair of Apple AirPod Pro earbuds for Christmas. They are the first AirPods I’ve tried and I’m pretty smitten with them. But there’s no way I’d wear them while running or riding a bike because the fit isn’t super secure in my weirdly …

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Flaunt your 20/20 fashion sense with a 4 Eyed beanie

NEWS – What are Gadgeteers best know for?  Their technical prowess? Nah. Their amazing financial success?  Probably not.  No – it’s their amazing fashion sense.  The catwalks of Paris and Milan pale in comparison to a sidewalk full of Gadgeteers! Here’s something that should be in every fashion-heavy Gadgeteer’s wardrobe – the 4 Eyed beanie! …

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What’s that Spot? You’re sad? Understand your pup with Petpuls

NEWS – Everyone thinks they understand their dog.  It loves them, right?  But dogs have a range of emotions, just like their humans do.  Understanding those emotions can help when the pup acts out.  That’s where Petpuls comes in.  A CES Innovation Award winner in 2021, Petpuls claims to be able to interpret Fido’s woofs …

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See how hot your date is with ThermGo

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Taking temperatures is all the rage these days, but carrying an instant-read thermometer isn’t very practical.  They’re big, bulky, and who knows when the battery will die? Enter ThermGo, a tiny infrared thermometer that connects to your smartphone or tablet. ThermGo offers several advantages over bulky instant-read thermometers. ThermGo is tiny at …

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This mask can protect you from COVID but it won’t protect you from stares

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We should all be wearing masks to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. But masks are so… blah. Sure, you can buy masks with logos from your favorite sports team, or you can buy masks with cute patterns. But if you really want to be noticed for your individuality, you …

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Would you pay $550 for a distraction-free dedicated writing device?

NEWS – Although I don’t consider myself to be a great one. I still consider myself to be a writer and I know that email, text messages, and social media have a tendency to distract me when I have a deadline to submit a review or news post.  But can a dedicated distraction-free device like …

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OmniCase is an EDC worthy USB-C dock with built-in cable storage

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Even though traveling isn’t something a lot of us are doing right now, I have my fingers crossed that by this fall I might get to take a vacation that isn’t a staycation. If that happens, I’ll be figuring out the best way to travel light and the OmniCase which just launched …

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Alarm.com introduces a touchless video doorbell at CES

NEWS – Alarm.com has released the first commercially available video doorbell that rings without requiring any contact.  The Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell eliminates the need to physically press a doorbell button. Anyone coming to the door simply stands on a doormat to ring the chime.  When a person is detected, the doorbell immediately triggers the existing chime …

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Anker reveals new Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds today

NEWS – Today, Anker added a new pair of TWS (true wireless) earbuds to their popular Soundcore line-up. The new Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds are a higher-end pair of earbuds that feature active noise canceling while listening and 6 noise-canceling microphones for calls. The PureNote™ Driver Technology provides a 45% boost to bass and …

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EVERGOODS CAP2L has unique features to organize and protect your EDC gear

NEWS – In addition to our gadgets and gear themselves, pouches and organizers are part of the essentials for many of us.  EVERGOODS—maker of sleek, durable, multi-role backpacks—recently released their first accessory product, the Civic Access Pouch 2 Liter (CAP2L).  The CAP2L draws from both elements of EVERGOODS’ backpack styles as well as the best …

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